Green Schools Flag!
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Green Schools Flag again this year, The Greens Schools committee worked very hard to get this flag and are very proud of their work. This was a whole school community effort, so well done to everyone involved!
Junior Infants in Hannah’s class have been busy making lots of friends and are settling in well into TETNS. They have learnt the days of the week using Lámh, different nursery rhymes and songs – some as Gaeilge! We are really enjoying Autumn too – check out our beautiful Autumn trees!
Shauna’s Junior Infants have been learning about Autumn. We learned about the harvest and all about pumpkins. We even carved our very own pumpkin which was lots of fun!
In Paul’s senior Infants we have had a very busy term learning about many topics. We studied the various different types of houses and homes, we looked at some artefacts of household objects in the past and discussed how energy in our everyday lives has changed so much over the years and even used our own energy to make butter in our classroom just like they did a long time ago.
We were also learning more about the properties of 2D shapes, the famous artist Paul Klee loved to use shapes in his artwork and we had a go at replicating some of his work. We used oil pastels to recreate the work entitled Head of Man and we used various 2D shapes to make our own version of his artwork called Castles and the Sun.
In Emma’s Senior Infants, we were learning about energy and static electricity. We made our own static electricity by creating friction between balloons and our hair. We were then able to pick up pieces of paper due to the static electricity.
In Ciara’s Senior Infants we have been very busy learning all about autumn. We have had lots of fun doing leaf prints and making hedgehogs. We are also making 2D shape pictures and going on shape hunts around the classroom. Have a look at our 2D shape pictures and see what you think of them!
Elaine’s class have been working on a few projects since September. They created a village with lots of different types of houses, cars and people. They learned all about different places to live. At the moment they are working on this friendship flower to brighten up the room on autumn days!
Mallorie’s first class have had a great start to the new academic year. The children have settled very well into first class and have been excellent for their new teacher. They are learning all about Autumn at the moment and hope to go on a nature walk after the mid term break. They have been extra lucky as they have been doing GAA classes with Larry which have been super fun! (Check out the picture). Mallorie is really excited for the year ahead with this amazing class, she has lots of fun activities and lessons planned for the children. I think it is going to be an exciting and fun year for this class.
We’ve been having lots of fun learning how to mix colours and make tonal variations.
In Shona’s Second Class, the children were learning all about the orchestra. They even wrote a creative narrative piece together as a class about about a conductor, Kevin, and a magic violin. They chose the main character, his friends, his fears and the story setting and took turns in dictating the story to their teacher. The children enjoyed participating in shared writing and they all wrote their own endings for this story. Second Class love using their imaginations!
We have been learning all about Autumn and The Harvest this month, we learned how chocolate is made and we even got to taste both milk and dark chocolate! We went on a Nature walk and saw lots of signs of Autumn around the school. We are busy learning poems and painting pictures based on our theme this month.
Our class has been busy learning about the human body and all about homes – both real and imaginary. We have played lots of maths games while enjoying Maths week this week.
Louise’s 3rd class have been settling back into the school routine this term and learning lots of new things. We are reading a novel called The BFG by Roald Dahl in English class, and learning about multiplication for the first time in maths. We also use the chromebooks weekly to practice our computer and maths skills.
Shane’s 3rd class have settled back into life in school. We have been busy learning and creating! This month we have started learning about multiplication in maths. We have also been creating lots of masterpieces in art. We are learning about primary colours and how to mix them to create more colours and paint lovely pictures. We also made pasta portraits of ourselves!
Niamh C’s 3rd class have been busy learning all about autumn. They took part in a nature walk and observed the changes in the environment during this season. They are enjoying learning about the harvest festival and the different crops and vegetables that are harvested during autumn. They are very excited to have started learning multiplication.
Seán’s 4th class are dreaming of desert island sunsets!
In Jodie’s 4th class we have been learning about some unusual old Irish cures in history. Here are some cures people really tried to make their hair grow back. (Warning: We don’t recommend trying this at home!)
The children of Jean’s 4th Class are working on some exciting Maths and Learn Together tasks – they are designing Islamic geometric patterns and learning about other maths topics through stories.
Denis’s Fifth Class have been decorating textured stones. The stones which have been eroded and worn away over the years by sea, sand and animal life are painted and varnished. When finished they make pretty ornamental paper weights.
In Karen’s class we have been very busy painting silhouettes and blending colours with paint. We have just finished the novel “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo which was fantastic. We are getting lots of exercise and increasing our fitness levels by taking part in the Marathon Kids Challenge. In 8 weeks we will have run 26.2 miles which is a whole marathon!!
Room 26 have been working as paleontologists this week; looking at the skeletal structures of different animals. We have been exploring the colourful language of similes and idioms and cutting our poetic teeth with calligrams and acrostic poems!
Báetán’s 6th Class have been working under the theme of “identity”. We looked at DNA and fingerprints in science, investigated what it means to be “from a country” in geography and researched a famous figure for a history project. Below, some children can be seen drawing their famous figure in POP art style.
Gerry’s class have settled back into school really well and have been enjoying using the chromebooks to research projects on their chosen countries.
The children are now in the middle of presenting their projects to the class. It’s a very interesting exercise to see the children explore their chosen country more, in class that has 16 languages between them and 22 of the classmates have a parent who came to Ireland from a different country.